10 health benefits of purslane

The weed in the photo is called purslane. Lucky for you, purslane grows like crazy. It tastes good and is good for you. Here are 10 of the best health benefits of purslane:

1. Omega-3 fatty acids. You thought you could only get omega-3s through salmon and flaxseeds. You’ll be delighted to know that according to Mother Earth Living, the omega-3 fatty acids in purslane function as fuel for the brain, a preventative for heart attack and a treatment for depression.
2. Antioxidants. Mother Earth Living says the plant is chock-full of antioxidants, which delay cell damage and slow aging.
3. Calcium and magnesium. Eat purslane to maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles.
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